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How to watch the Boomers online or on TV: Australia vs Spain, Basketball World Cup semi-final live stream, TV guide, start time

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The Boomers face their toughest test yet at the 2019 Basketball World Cup taking on world no.2 Spain in a mouth-watering semi-final. Check out The Roar’s handy guide to live streaming the match online, or catching it on TV.

Tip-off for the semi-final will be at 6pm (AEST) on Friday, September 13, with the game being played at Beijing’s Wukesong Arena.

With the USA knocked out of the tournament in the quarter-finals, the title race has been thrown wide open. Australia have emerged victorious in ever game they’ve played so far, but will find the going a lot tougher against a Spain side who, in America’s absence, are arguably the tournament favourites.

NBA stars on show tonight include Toronto’s Marc Gasol, Phoenix’s Ricky Rubio, Charlotte’s Willy Hernangomez Geuer and Denver’s Juancho Hernangomez.

The Boomers, of course, boast San Antonio’s Patty Mills, Cleveland’s Matthew Dellavedova, Utah’s Joe Ingles and Phoenix’s Aron Baynes – as well as former Golden State Warrior Andrew Bogut.

How to watch the Basketball World Cup semi-final on TV in Australia

The Basketball World Cup, is exclusive to Foxtel back on Australian television. Their coverage for this game will be on Fox Sports More (507) and commences roughly 10-15 minutes before tip-off at 6pm (AEST).

To access Fox Sports More, you’ll need a valid Foxtel TV subscription, with the sports package included. While the name ‘Fox Sports More’ suggests some kind of additional subscription level is required, this is not the case.

How to live stream the Basketball World Cup online in Australia

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There are a handful of options if you’d rather live stream, the best of which is Kayo Sports.

Kayo allows you to stream any Fox sports content on your preferred mobile device, without subscribing to Foxtel’s other channels.

If you would like to stream other Foxtel content on the go, you can subscribe to Foxtel Now, instead.

Existing Foxtel TV subscribers can simply use the Foxtel App, included in their subscription.

As always, The Roar will have live scores and a blog of all the action, as well as highlights after the game.

Key game information: Australia vs Spain, Basketball World Cup semi-final

Date: Friday, September 13
Start time: 6pm (AEST)
Expected finish time: 8pm (AEST)
Venue: Shanghai Oriental Sports Centre, Shanghai, China
TV: Live, Fox Sports More 507
Online: Live, Kayo Sports, Foxtel App, Foxtel Now
Betting: Spain $1.62, Australia $2.30

Expected game-day rosters

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Australia
Point guard: Patty Mills
Shooting guard: Matthew Dellavedova
Small forward: Joe Ingles
Power forward: Jock Landale
Centre: Aron Baynes
Bench: Andrew Bogut, Mitch Creek, Cameron Gliddon, Chris Goulding, Nick Kay, David Barlow, Nathan Sobey

Spain
Point guard: Ricky Rubio
Shooting guard: Sergio Llull
Small forward: Rudy Fernandez
Power forward: Victor Claver
Centre: Marc Gasol
Bench: Javier Beiran, Quino Colom, Juancho Hernangomez, Willy Hernangomez Geuer, Pierre Oriola, Xavier Rabaseda, Pau Ribas